Bruton, John

Wednesday, 20 February 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 405 No. 4

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Order of Business.

In respect of promised legislation, may I ask the Taoiseach to personally intervene to sort out the delays and disagreements between his Attorney General and his Minister for Industry and Commerce in ...More Button

It is necessary that legislation to introduce competition into this public utility be introduced before Easter.More Button

It has not been produced.More Button

May I ask the Taoiseach if he will agree to ask the Electricity Supply Board to postpone the increase in electricity prices——More Button

——until this complex legislation is in place?More Button

This legislation has been promised for the past three years in the case of Deputy O'Malley and for the past year and a half by Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats.More Button

It is not acceptable that electricity consumers should be faced with an increase of this kind. The absence of promised legislation——More Button

This is a matter we will raise in every way possible.More Button

The delay in this legislation is an indication of inefficiency and disagreement within this Government.More Button

The Government are not doing their job.More Button

Some time in the next century.More Button

When will they be introduced?More Button

When is that?More Button

When is it proposed to take item No. 13?More Button

Is the Taoiseach not responsible for the ordering of business in this House on behalf of the Government? May I ask him why he is not able to answer a question about the timing of a motion which a mem...More Button

As the Taoiseach may know, the Whips can only act in the matter of ordering legislation which is Government legislation on the proposal of the Government. I am asking the Taoiseach as head of the Gov...More Button

On a point of order, my question is entirely in order, it is as envisaged in the Orders of the House.More Button

The Taoiseach clearly does not know the business of his Government.More Button

The best piece of Dáil reform would be to place a Taoiseach in office who answers reasonable questions about the business for which his Government are responsible.More Button

This would give the Taoiseach an opportunity to view this House from a different angle.More Button

If members of the Government cannot answer legitimate questions on the Order of Business about when business is to be ordered there is going to be disorder.More Button

It is not the normal procedure. It is the purpose of the Order of Business to inquire——More Button

The Taoiseach does not want to be asked any questions.More Button

There is no need to make personal references about the Taoiseach; his failings are obvious.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Genealogical Office Statistics.

Asked the minister: the present position in relation to the development of the proposed network of genealogical centres; the relationship between such centres and those already providing services of this kind on a commer...More Button

Who will fund the day-to-day expenses of the centres? When will the information contained in the registry of births and deaths, available on gravestones and in records of land-holdings be finally ent...More Button

Would the Taoiseach agree that the establishment of a centre would not solve the problem of providing the necessary information to a particular inquirer unless and until that centre had on computer th...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Summit Meeting Location.

Asked the minister: if there has been any developments in respect of his suggestion made in April 1989 to President Gorbachev that he and the US President might hold a summit in Ireland.More Button

Would the Taoiseach agree that the point might soon be reached in respect of the situation in the Gulf where face to face discussion should occur at short notice between President Gorbachev and Presid...More Button

I am sure the Taoiseach is aware of the difficulties of communication that exist between the parties in this war. I refer to logistical difficulties, in the sense that people have to fly from one cou...More Button


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